South Korea's plastic surgery obsession
South Korea’s apparent obsession with plastic surgery has been getting a lot of press recently, writes Lila Nojima.
Asia's financial markets
Asia's financial markets are, with a few exceptions, underdeveloped and weakly integrated -- and this is holding back Asia's future development, according to the recent CanadAsia 2013 conference.
Open regionalism ... a long journey
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council leaders called for a renewed commitment to "open regionalism" at their recent meeting in Vancouver. But open regionalism is a long journey.
Global trade's seismic moment?
The global trading system may be approaching a seismic moment, according to discussions at the CanadAsia2013 conference organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in Vancouver.
Alberta's pivot to Asia
Changing dynamics in the US, Alberta's main market, are foisting the landlocked Candian province into the Asian Century.
Canada is "'Missing in Asia", MIA.
Canada is "missing in Asia", lamented Canadian business leaders at the opening of CanadAsia2013.
Canada's fast track to Asia
Canada's trade minister, Ed Fast, inspired a PECC conference with his ambitions for Canada in the Asian Century. But an Asia Pacific Foundation survey suggests it may not be easy.
Asia-Pacific comes to Canada
We currently live in a 3-speed world. And the fast speed part, the Asia-Pacific, is coming to Vancouver this week for the PECC annual meeting.
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Enterprising state at OECD Week 2013
The final session at OECD Forum 2013, on the "enterprising state", made many interesting points, but failed to address some of the finer nuances.
Energy security: one of Asia's top priorities
Energy security, efficiency and sustainability are top priorities for developing Asia, according to Emanuele Schibotto.
Give growth a chance -- OECD Week 2013
"Give growth a chance" was the refrain from the economic outlook session at OECD Forum 2013.
Global value chains at OECD Week 2013
Global value chains provide many economic benefits, but should be managed with more responsibility, according to panel discussions at OECD Week 2013.
OECD calls for a new deal
"It's time for a new deal", cried Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, at the opening of the OECD Forum 2013.
Small business finance in Asia
Small business has a big problem, and that is access to finance. This is a problem everywhere, but especially in emerging and developing economies in Asia and elsewhere.
OECD Week 2013
Financial and economic crisis have mutated into a political, social and philosophical crisis in America and Europe. This will be at the heart of discussions at OECD Week 2013.
Financial development in Asia
A country's financial development is one key determinant of its economic growth. How do Asia's economies measure up in terms of financial development, and especially for access to financial services
Remembering the Asian Financial Crisis
The 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis was the defining event of Asia's modern economic history. Has the region learnt the harsh lessons, and made the necessary reforms?
Asia needs better developed bond markets
Asia has not yet made sufficient progress in developing bond markets, one of the lessons of the 1997/98 Asian Financial Crisis.
Asian economic surveillance, and AMRO
AMRO -- the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office -- was established in Singapore in April 2011. It is slowly moving into action -- but too slowly.
Chiang Mai Initiative: an Asian IMF?
Asian countries have deployed great efforts to establish regional financial safety nets like the Chiang Mai Initiative. But the CMI has many limitations and is perhaps unusable.
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